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Belgian Kendo Championships 2016 – dojo results

On Sunday, March 13th, our federation organized their annual championships for Dan-holders. Three individual categories and a team competition took place in Ixelles.

Our dojo results are brillant:

-Individual “Men” Champion: Jun Nishikubo

-Individual “Junior” vice-champion: Thomas Takagi

– Fighting Spirit awards: Terue Matsui & Yo Kitashima

A big “Thanks You” to all participants for your commitment! Pictures will be published when those who made any send them in…

Good news

After our last post, we have also some good news…!

Our member Kensaku got married last January and yesterday we had a small celebration party for this. We wish all the best to Ai & Kensaku !!!

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Next week, Belgian Kendo Championships in Ixelles, another celebration possibility… What do you think?

New grades in our dojo!

This sunday, our dojo can proudly announce that we have three of our members who were able to succeed for their grading at the end of the EKF Referee Seminar for Kendo.

Congratulations go to:

Terue MATSUI – 6th dan

Kensaku MAEMOTO – 5th dan

Emi VERGELS – 2nd dan

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Düsseldorf Tournament & Belgiun Kendo “Kyu” Championships 2015

The weekend of 7th and 8th of November was a busy one this year! Our members had to travel a lot, first to Germany, Düsseldorf for the Junior tournament hosted by the local club and the next day to Ghent (Mariakerke) to join the Belgium Kendo “Kyu” Championships. Our members did very well at both events as you can see the dojo results hereunder:

7 Nov – The 23rd Dusseldorf Cup

Cat A ; without Bogu  (6-8 years)      Kurogi Sae – 2nd

Cat C : with Bogu Individual (6-9 Years)    Spaepen Mattia – 1st / Boffa Takeshi – 2nd / Vandenheuvel Lum – 3rd

Cat E : with Bogu individual (14-18 years) Takagi Toma – 3rd

Team 5 persons : Toshiro, Constantin, Kota and Toma – 2nd

8 Nov – Kyu Championships Belgium 2015

Cat A : without Bogu (5 – 9 years)    Spaepen Mattia – 1st / Boffa Takeshi – 2nd / Mihara Yuuna – 3rd / Kurogi Sae – Fighting Spirit

Cat B : without Bogu (10 – 13 years)  Panzani Kaori – 1st / Levan Alexandre – 2nd + Fighting Spirit / Onodera Mami – 3rd

Cat E : with Bogu (- 13 years)   Levan Constantin – 2nd / Panzani Toshiro – 3rd / Matsumoto Shunya – 3rd

At the end of the 8th of November, four of our members joined also the grading session for ikkyu (1st kyu) in Kendo. All four succeed, congratulations to Shunya, Toshiro, Mika and Constantin!

Thanks a lot to all parents, members and staff for making this weekend possible!

Pictures of Düsseldorf Tournament made by Ph. Bruwier are here:

http://myalbum.com/album/zp4iYp89uOZ9  INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT

http://myalbum.com/album/YG0jODbDfUfh  TEAM TOURNAMENT

others are available on the facebook page of Wakakoma or …

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Visit of WKN founder – Maruyama sensei

On wednesday November 4th, we had the opportunity to meet the driving force behind the “World Kendo Network” group on facebook, MARUYAMA sensei, renshi 7th dan at our dojo. Since the visit was during school holydays, not all members could join but those who did enjoyed the practice.

See you soon Maruyama sensei!

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